Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the most famous villages in the world.
Clovelly has a single cobbled high street which winds its way (half a
mile) down the hillside, through traditional whitewashed 16th century
cottages, festooned with fuchsias and geraniums, finally arriving at the
ancient Clovelly harbour.
The Lower part of the village was saved from development by the Hamlyn
family. The policy of the Clovelly estate has maintained – against all
the odds – this picture postcard village
as a living village. There are no Holiday cottages allowed in the main
village, and the mode of transport is either sledges (photo bottom
right) for the Friday deliveries, or donkeys for the visiting tourists.